Celebrating 40 Years

A note from John Dawson, Principal of Please B Seated, on his fortieth anniversary in the party rental industry.


This week marks my fortieth anniversary in party rentals. It was in October of 1977 when my partner Ray Duffy and I started our first company, Tri-State Party Rentals.

I want to take this time to thank my employees and clients, some who’ve been working with me for almost as long as I’ve been in the business.

Over the past four decades, I’ve had the great fortune of working with many wonderful people–employees, clients, and partners–and I’ve had the honor of being part of some memorable parties.

Throughout my time in the party rental business, I’ve seen trends take off, fade out, and come back. (Who would have thought that velvet would be having a moment again this holiday season?) But I’ve always found that great service has remained in style.

And at Please B Seated, we’re committed to staying in style.


John Dawson, Principal, Please B Seated